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Posted: Sep 18, 2019

Former Chelan Fire and Rescue Chief Tim Lemon Passes Away

Former Chelan Fire and Rescue Chief Tim Lemon passed away Tuesday after complications from pancreatic cancer. Chief Lemon was involved in firefighting for 40 years, including the past 10 at the head of Chelan Fire and Rescue. New Chief Mark Donnell says Lemon’s wife Cathy was with him. “Please send Cathy and family your best wishes and prayers as they navigate this difficult time.
- PUB DATE: 9/18/2019 10:42:15 AM - SOURCE: KPQ-AM 560
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Posted: Sep 18, 2019

Coast Guard, others team up for active shooter drill Saturday on Bainbridge Island

It’s only a drill. This time. U.S. Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound, as well as other state and local agencies, are scheduled to hold an active shooter drill at the Washington State Ferries Eagle Harbor Maintenance Facility from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 21. Nearby residents and community members around the facility and surrounding waterway should expect a large number of first responders, equipment, sirens and simulated gunfire.
- PUB DATE: 9/18/2019 2:17:44 AM - SOURCE: Bainbridge Island Review
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Posted: Sep 18, 2019

Agreement reached between hospital, North and Central Whidbey fire districts

After months of negotiating, North and Central Whidbey fire districts have reached agreements to continue longstanding deals with the hospital for ambulance staffing. During discussions, Whidbey-Health considered ending the inter-local contracts with both districts, which would have resulted in a significant loss in revenue for the fire departments.
- PUB DATE: 9/18/2019 1:45:28 AM - SOURCE: Whidbey News-Times
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Posted: Sep 18, 2019

Jon Stewart, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand help spread word on 9/11 healthcare at New York seminar

Following the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund being permanently extended by the federal government this summer, hundreds of Lower Manhattan community members attended a Sept. 16 informational seminar to learn about access to 9/11-related healthcare. Speakers at the event included officials and advocates, including Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and comedian Jon Stewart.
- PUB DATE: 9/18/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Villager
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Posted: Sep 18, 2019

Washington woman wins fight to have firefighter husband's death ruled job-related

"Excellent dad, the best. They don't come any better than him," says Kalina Shouse when asked about her husband Erik. The couple have two beautiful, intelligent, active little girls but Kalina Shouse no longer has the man who helped make them; Erik Shouse died last year at just 40, suddenly and unexpectedly.
- PUB DATE: 9/18/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KIRO-TV CBS 7 Seattle
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